Royal McBee

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An LGP-30 computer by Royal McBee

Royal McBee was the computer manufacturing and retail division of Royal Typewriter which sold and serviced early computers RPC-4000 and RPC-9000.[1] Royal McBee partnered with General Precision in the Royal Precision Electronic Computer Company, which sold and serviced the LGP-30 (in 1956) and LGP-21 (in 1963) single-user desk computers manufactured by the Librascope division of General Precision. Royal McBee was based in Port Chester, New York.[2]

The RPC-4000 is the computer on which Mel Kaye performed a legendary programming task in machine code, retold by Ed Nather in the hacker epic The Story of Mel.

See also[edit]

  • Edge-notched card – The McBee Company, which merged with Royal Typewriter in 1954, manufactured Keysort cards and accessories from the 1930s


  1. ^ "royalPrecision :: RPC-9000 :: RPC-9000 Introduction Nov60". November 1960.
  2. ^ See last page of LGP-30 Brochure.

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